Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

RS2584

Incident date

October 2, 2017

Location

الميادين, al-Mayadeen, Deir Ezzor, Syria

Geolocation

35.016667, 40.444167 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Alleged Russian and/or Syrian-waged airstrikes possibly killed one man and wounded several other civilians, including a child and a woman, in al-Mayadeen, according to sources on the ground.

Enab Baladi reported that more than 30 raids had hit al-Mayadeen, and many other sources put the figure at 20 air raids and more. DPN reported that “Russian warplanes and helicopter gunships targeted the city of al Mayadeen with more than 20 rockets and an explosive grenade since the morning.” 

Enab Baladi, however, said that the strikes did not cause casualties among civilians, though several other sources reported the death of one named man when his house was hit by an airstrike.

DeirEzzor24 reported “the injury of a child and a woman”

Step News added that the strikes had stopped most of the lines of communication due to the bombardment of cables and more.

Sources were unclear as to whether carried out the strikes. Several sources identified Russia as the responsible, while Euphrates Post reported “for the first time in years regime helicopters target the city of al-Mayadeen with explosive barrels, in addition to dozens of air raids by Russian warplanes between yesterday night [Oct 1st] and the present date [Oct 2nd]. There are no accurate statistics for the number of martyrs and wounded and missing under the rubble.” This suggests that Russia and the Syrian regime shared culpability.

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • The city of al-Mayadeen was subject to aerial shelling on October 2nd, 2017, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via @Abohg4)
  • Aftermath of the airstrikes striking in al-Mayadeen, October 2nd, 2017, carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via @Abood_Dwehe)
  • Images from al-Mayadeen, that on October 2nd, 2017, was subject to airstrikes carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via Euphrates Post)
  • Footage from al-Mayadeen, that on October 2nd, 2017, was subject to airstrikes carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via Abed Salama)
  • Footage from the aftermath in al-Mayadeen, that on October 2nd, 2017, was subject to airstrikes carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via Abed Salama)
  • Footage from al-Mayadeen, that on October 2nd, 2017, was subject to airstrikes carried out by either Russia or the Syrian regime (via Abed Salama)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Russian Armed Forces

Russia has not reported any strikes between October 1st - 31st 2017.

Syrian Regime Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Syrian Regime Armed Forces
  • Syrian Regime Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Contested
    Competing claims of responsibility e.g. multiple belligerents, or casualties also attributed to ground forces.
  • Suspected attackers
    Russian Armed Forces, Syrian Regime Armed Forces

Sources (20) [ collapse]